Dia de los Muertos Skull - This decorative pumpkin skull captures the festive spirit of Dia de los Muertos in memory of the dead. - At its origin, this is the same day as America's Halloween, but commercialism (which has its origins in Protestant capitalism) has eliminated - or altered perhaps - the spiritual essence of the holiday.
It is customary to eat three pomegranate seeds on Samhain (Halloween) in remembrance of Persephone's journey; eating more than that is believed to bring hardship into the coming year. Pomegranate juice symbolizes the menstrual or wise blood of the goddess; to drink it is to gain her wisdom. Carry a dried piece of the outer skin or add it to spells for conception.